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Over the weekend, a fatal house explosion killed a father and daughter in Calgary. Following the fire, police promptly began an investigation. At this time, officials do not believe that the house fire was an accident. They are now ruling it as a possible domestic homicide. 

On Saturday, May 25, 2019, a Calgary home in the city’s northwest district of Kincora caught on fire. A father and a daughter are believed to be the victims of the deadly blaze. 

According to the Calgary Police, emergency crews arrived at around 2 PM after receiving calls from neighbours regarding an explosion and fire. The house was located on the 100 block of Kincora Drive N.W. 

When crews arrived, two people were found dead while a third was suffering injuries. The injured female was transported to the hospital with serious and potentially life-threatening injuries related to the fire. 

The homicide and arson units were called to assist in the investigation. At this time, police have released limited information but have stated that the fire was not an accident.

In a Facebook post, Calgary police stated that the incident was “domestic-related.” A suspect is not being sought at this time by investigators.

While police have not released any more information regarding the deceased, CBC has talked to friends and neighbours, who have stated that daughter Dorsa Dehdari and father Heidra were killed by the explosion.

The injured individual is believed to be Dorsa’s younger sister, Dorna. 

Following the fire, neighbours and loved ones held a vigil in Kincora. Red and pink ribbons were tied around trees to represent the favourite colours of the girls.